When we are asked into someone’s home to advise them on the rental market and talk them through the lettings process we fully appreciate how important our advice can be in securing the maximum rent from the most suitable tenant.

It all starts with advice on how to present the property to be let. This could be anything from replacing a carpet in a bathroom with a more hygienic vinyl to fitting a new kitchen and complete redecoration. The presentation of the property will directly affect the quality of the tenant and the level of rent received so it is important to bear this in mind.

We have recently worked with a landlord who invited us to their property to give them a rental appraisal and have been advising them over the last three months on what has turned into almost a complete refurbishment.

Michael Clarke 2The owner was keen to attract the very best tenants and achieve as much rental as possible by finishing the property to a high a standard. This has included putting in a new kitchen, replacing carpets, redecorating throughout in a warm but neutral colour scheme and painting all the brown coloured woodwork in a brilliant white gloss. The end result is a beautifully presented family house which any tenant would be proud to live in and want to look after.

It is worth remembering that when you let out your property you are providing a service to your tenants and that means everything should be in full working order so temperamental showers and dripping taps need to be attended to.

If a property is handed over at the start of the tenancy in the very best possible condition it is more than likely the property will be returned in equally as good condition at the end of the tenancy.

For further advice on letting your property please call 01252 514000 or email lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk.